i need a user wrote:im confused who do i face off agianst?
zhyrek wrote:joshuacool wrote:Please people stop creating loop holes. Besides I already said you can't cover up your ball... zhyrek. I'm trying to make this fair.
Can't see it the rules
yttria wrote:well, i think if you're going to have rules (and it's your contest, so you're certainly entitiled to enforce whatever rules you want to) then you need to state them much more explicitly. So far Zhyrek, as irritating as some of his bots have been has not been really 'violating' any of the rules in my opinion.
For example, earlier on you had said you cant cover up your ball, but then someone made a contraption where a little cup-like thing went over the side to intentionally catch their own ball. Since this wasnt what your initial rule said (as technically, the ball wasnt being "COVERED" up, it seemed fair to me.) Since then due to zhyrek & other creating some rather creative (but sometimes frustrating) loopholes, now you state in the rules that you cant touch your own ball. Realize, just as before, people are going to take that very literally. Which is silly. My contraption cannot even TOUCH my own ball? So then i will be forced to make a bot that is always in forward motion, and even then if the opposing bot manages to overpowermine and push my own bot into my ball, i have thusly "Touched" it, and am instantly disqualified. Ridiculous, i know.
And im sure youre going to say im taking it too literally. But thats the point: if you dont make a rule-set that is rather explicit and specific, people will always find ways to seemingly "cheat" the ruleset simply because a certain something isnt mentioned in the rules.
So all im suggesting is a little more specificity in the rules. "Cant touch your own ball" is way to broad and vague, in my opinion.
Besides, even when someone does make an annoying and seemingly impossible bot (go see the "Give the Orb Brown" contest) eventually someone will find a way to defeat it. Its part of the challenge, if you ask me.
Just my thoughts...
yttria wrote: ...but then someone made a contraption where a little cup-like thing went over the side to intentionally catch their own ball.
joshuacool wrote:You guys know what I mean when I say you can't touch your ball or you can't cover it up.
So stop trying to make problems
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